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What Will Iowa Do With the PeopleForBikes $10,000 If We Get 10,000 Bicyclists to Sign-up?

What Will Iowa Do With the PeopleForBikes $10,000 If We Get 10,000 Bicyclists to Sign-up?

Over the past year, Iowa has made some strides on safe passing. While many states have a 3’ Passing Law, the Iowa DOT has rewritten the Iowa Driver’s Manual ...

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Why is Signing Up for PeopleForBikes Important for Iowa Bicycling?

Why is Signing Up for PeopleForBikes Important for Iowa Bicycling?

If you haven’t heard, the national bike advocacy organization, PeopleForBikes has issued a challenge just before RAGBRAI. If we have 10,000 bicyclists (people that ride bikes in Iowa if ...

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BaCoon Ride... So Close You Can Almost Taste It!

BaCoon Ride… So Close You Can Almost Taste It!

The inaugural BaCoon Ride is THIS Saturday June 28 and our mouths are watering in anticipation. But no need to be jealous, it's not too late to sign up!

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National Bike Organization Challenges Iowa to Recruit 10,000 Riders

National Bike Organization Challenges Iowa to Recruit 10,000 Riders

PeopleForBikes has challenged the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to recruit 10,000 bicyclists to join the PeopleForBikes movement. If that goal is reached, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition will receive a $10,000 donation. The ...

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Big Iowa Bicycle Summit Weekend Raises Big Funds for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition

Big Iowa Bicycle Summit Weekend Raises Big Funds for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition

Big Weekend at the Iowa Bicycle Summit, Iowa Bike Expo, and the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party is a big fundraiser for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.

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Save $5 on your RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party ticket!

Save $5 on your RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party ticket!

Hurry, early ticket discounts end on January 15!

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RAGBRAI & Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference

RAGBRAI & Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference

The 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference will be held in Iowa City/Coralville, Iowa on November 6-9, 2013.  The conference is attended by hundreds of bicycle event professionals, advocates, bike tourism leaders and ...

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GranGABLE Fondo: Early-bird Deadline is July 1

GranGABLE Fondo: Early-bird Deadline is July 1

Don't delay, register today for a a mass-participation cycling event that combines All that is Hawkeye with good health, exercise, and a commitment to excellence. Nobody embodies this more ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2:  The RIGHT Gear

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #2: The RIGHT Gear

Almost all RAGBRAI riders will agree that a helmet is an essential piece of equipment that every rider needs. A helmet will protect your brain if you are involved ...

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RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #1: The RIGHT Stuff

RIDE RIGHT Safety Tip #1: The RIGHT Stuff

If you have committed to riding RAGBRAI this year, it all starts with Tip #1, the RIGHT stuff. And when I say stuff, I mean bicycle.

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  • RAGBRAI XLII Survey Results

    All of us here at RAGBRAI would like to thank those who took the time to complete the surveys after RAGBRAI XLII.  4,470 online surveys were completed, providing ...

  • Des Moines Could Move Part of Great Western Trail

    A section of the popular Great Western Trail in Des Moines would no longer pass through Willow Creek Golf Course, under a plan being pursued by the course's owner.

  • Lost and Found on RAGBRAI®

    Did you get home from RAGBRAI with less than what you started with?  Lost wallets, drivers licenses, and credit cards have already been returned to their owners.  We have several ...

  • Merchandise Returns and Exchanges

    Want to return or exchange an item you purchased on RAGBRAI? Here's how.

  • Meet the woman who rode RAGBRAI in combat boots

    Riders handed her cash from spandex pockets and small-town American Legions put up tip jars to help along the way. So far, Hameister’s raised more than $1,700 for the campaign, ...

  • RAGBRAI Reflections with John Karras

    by John Karras, Grampa RAGBRAI A strange, but predictable, thing happened this year to Ann and I on our way to our umpteenth time to ride RAGBRAI–we were physically unable to ...

  • Rock Valley's Jaydn Faber Wins the RAGBRAI Kid's Art Contest

    The children of the RAGBRAI XLII overnight communities were invited to participate in the annual RAGBRAI Kids’ Art Contest.  The contest called for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to ...

  • RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for ...

  • Top 10 things we'll remember about RAGBRAI XLII

    After 42 years, each ride can seem pretty much like the one before -- except when they don't.

  • RAGBRAI celebrity Taco Johnson helps dad, son connect

    How to make the boy understand and simultaneously stay better connected with him throughout the week? Eureka! The universal, ageless antidote for the doldrums: Legos.

Latest Videos

  • Bicyclist Shawn Gosch of Onawa was hit and killed June 20, 2014, by a motorist on Iowa Highway 7 west of Manson. Under Iowa law, the driver of the vehicle was charged with a misdemeanor for unsafe passing and fined little more than $1,550.

  • Look back on the ride of 2014 in this video highlight reel.

  • A group of friends from Canada spent the week on RAGBRAI and recount their best moments.

  • As RAGBRAI XLII comes to an end, friends from California talk about the emotion behind dipping their tires into the Mississippi River at the end of the ride.

  • Riders react at the Guttenberg dip site.

  • Riders stopped for photos on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River at Guttenberg.

  • Iowan "Bachelorette" competitor Chris Soules greets riders in Strawberry Point

  • Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

  • The LeBeaus are known as royalty in Iowa and for their funky socks!

  • Jason Pardie, of Muscatine, is participating in his sixth RAGBRAI on a unicycle.

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